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Calvin-Wire: January 15, 2011

Calvin/Hope in your town!

Calvin Hope

The Calvin/Hope rivalry will again feature the immensely popular satellite game on January 29, 2011, which showcases the men's varsity game.  For "The Game," Calvin and Hope fans gather at a designated viewing location, typically in a restaurant, and enthusiastically cheer on their team as if they were courtside.  It's always a great game, so take the whole family to a site near you!

You can still get tickets for the January 29 game at the Van Noord Arena if you will be in town that day.  Nothing beats a Calvin/Hope game for fun and excitement, no matter what the final score!

Calvin did outscore Hope in their most recent game earlier this season. Calvin claimed its first win at Hope since 2009 with an impressive offensive performance on January 5.  The Maroon and Gold connected on 53 percent of field goal attempts, including 68 percent of three-point attempts. Read more here.

January Series excitement

Krista Tippett speaking at January Series

Have you been following the daily lectures for the January Series?  With speakers like Temple Grandin, Krista Tippett and Father Greg Boyle, many people are talking about this award-winning lecture series.

If you can't join us in the Covenant Fine Arts Center daily at 12:30 p.m., consider a webcast location, listening live online, or listening on demand.  If we have permission to rebroadcast, the audio file can be downloaded from the speaker's page on the January Series site a day or two after the lecture.

One lecturer you won't be able to hear online or on demand is Cal Ripken, Jr., who broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played in 1995, and voluntarily ended his streak at 2,632 games in 1998.  Due to high interest in this lecture, it will be relocated to the Van Noord Arena just across campus. Consider attending that lecture live or watching from a remote webcast location.

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Interim 2010

Amazing Race interim racers

The January Series lectures occur during Interim, and the group of students that attends the daily lecture for their class, "An Inside Look at the January Series," writes a journal entry online.

What's the greatest sports movie of all time?  Read more about the "Sport, Film and Fiction" class which is talking about the best sports films and books.

There are 32 off-campus classes, including “Business, Engineering, and Religion in the Context of European Culture.” They recently visited the Anne Frank House; read their blog.

Twenty-two students and two professors traveled to China last week to learn as much as possible about that country and its people in three weeks. They have a blog, too.

Follow the blog of "Amazing Race," the Calvin College edition.  Students have set out to conquer different physical and mental challenges through Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and Phoenix.

The "Dutch landscapes in the Netherlands" class has posted photos from their travels.

Students are meeting everybody from Miss Marple to Sam Spade in an interim class on detective fiction. Read the full story.

Find out more about Interim and the many other classes offered.

Glenn Bulthuis and The Tonedeafs, UKnight Week

Glenn Bulthuis

Slightly famous alumni Glenn Bulthuis '77 will once again bring his alumni band, The Tonedeafs, to Calvin for two shows.  They will perform at the college's downtown historic site---and intimate concert venue---the Ladies Literary Club. Get your tickets now.

The music of James Taylor is the theme this year, but be prepared for Calvin hits such as "Calvin Girl" and "Cruisin' Down the Beltline."

Follow Glenn on Facebook or read more about him here.  You can also see the posters from his many concerts over the years.

This concert is part of UKnight Week 2011, which features the annual Cold Knight Club: Sem Pond JumpFind out more about UKnight Week!

Calvin Alumni Choir accolades

campus    image

The Calvin Alumni Choir has been established to organize, promote, and sponsor a choir of the highest musical caliber, and promote an awareness of and appreciation for the Christian faith, for choral music, and for Calvin College. They have again been asked to sing at the national conference of the American Choral Directors Association---a prestigious opportunity and invitation!

The next Alumni Choir performance will be their winter concert, "Timeless Canticles," on campus, January 15, 2011. Please join the Calvin College Alumni Choir, under the direction of Dr. Pearl Shangkuan, for songs of saints and angels through the ages. Joyful. Powerful. Peaceful. Timeless.

If you cannot attend the concert, you may be interested to purchase their latest CD, "Sacred Space."

Recession and faith resources

Recession work    group

Looking for resources to start a discussion on topics of faith and finance with your family or church group?  Six alumni and six faculty worked together on a collection of 27 articles, with discussion questions, on Christian perspectives for turbulent economic times. 

Topics include financial stewardship in your 20s and 30s, informed consumers, giving: an early test, and a stock picker for Christians.

Find out more about this group, and reference the full collection of articles, here

This alumni-faculty partnership, funded by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship and Calvin Alumni Association, has spent the last academic year wrestling with the topic of economic recession.  This is the second in a series begun by the alumni association titled "Developing Christian Perspectives."  Work is currently going on to propose a third group on the nature of political discourse.

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